Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:53 pm on 19th December 2017.

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Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Conservative, Cannock Chase 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

I welcome my hon. Friend’s statement, particularly in giving PCCs more flexibility regarding the levels of the police precept—a measure that Staffordshire MPs and our police and crime commissioner, Matthew Ellis, have been calling for. Does he agree that giving police and crime commissioners more flexibility and power regarding the precept is ensuring that PCCs are making decisions about funding that they are democratically accountable for?